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LIBRARY CURRICULUM SEPTEMBER Roald Dahl Month, National Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct.15)LESSONS:LIBRARIES ARE FUN! LIBRARY POLICIES & PROCEDURES BOOK CARE LIBRARY ARRANGEMENT *Opt: SEPT. 11TH (grades 3-6) *Author Spotlight: Tomie dePaola, Roald Dahl, Jon ScieszkaRead Aloud Book List using monthly themes or books from spotlighted authors:A few paragraphs from any of Jon Scieszka's "Guys Read" stories to spark interest"My Friend Rabbit" by Eric Rohmann"Library Lion" by Michelle Knudsen "America is Under Attack" by Don Brown"The Man Who Walked Between The Towers" by Mordicai Gerstein"Lily's Purple Plastic Purse" by Kevin Henkes"The Art Lesson" by Tomie dePaola"The Kissing Hand" by Audrey Penn "Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf" by Lois Ehlert "The Leaf Man" by Lois Ehlert"A Ball for Daisy" by Chris Rashka

Garbology Featured Activity: Waste-Less Lunch Lead your students in learning about natural resources used in common packaging materials. Challenge your students to conserve natural resources through their lunch choices. Check out this and other Garbology lessons for the classroom » Featured Activity: Conduct a Waste Assessment Ontario Curriculum > Classroom Management > Teacher & Teaching Resources These tools were made to save teachers time and money! Stop paying for all those reproducible forms and worksheets that are out there. Let’s share what we already have made and stop reinventing the wheel. You can help us by submitting your own forms, letters, and reproducible materials and by visiting the sponsors on the bottom right of each page.

32 Apps Dyslexic Students Will Love for Everyday Learning As the days of summer fun come to a close, thoughts of reading assignments, worksheets, and essays return to the forefront of many students’ minds. For students with dyslexia, work that requires reading and writing can be daunting, and it often saps the enjoyment out of school. Fortunately, more and more families and schools are discovering assistive technology (AT) and the ability it has to lessen stress and give children a greater sense of academic independence. While many schools have folded technology into the classroom, students are also increasingly using their own smartphones and tablets. The built-in accessibility features (e.g., text-to-speech, dictation, word prediction) of mobile operating systems have made those devices extremely useful for dyslexic students, and the variety of AT-related apps flooding Apple’s App Store and Google’s Play Store raise the level of assistance to an even higher level. Reading Apps

Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice If readers following this blog have not yet guessed it, I am a sucker for cartoons about school reform policies, classroom practice, and larger education issues. Cartoonists have the knack of getting to the basic point, albeit, with exaggeration, even caricature. Sometimes, they hit the bullseye and say what needs to be said even if it makes the reader wince. Getting the viewer to smile, maybe chuckle, and mutter: “how true” is the cartoonist’s reward. - Free Math Worksheets, Math Games, Math Flashcards and more! Popular Cities Kansas City Tutoring Buffalo Tutoring Richmond Tutoring Tulsa Tutoring Denver Tutoring Los Angeles Tutoring Spokane Tutoring Detroit Tutoring Albuquerque Tutoring Memphis Tutoring Popular Subjects Math Tutors in Chicago Reading Tutors in San Diego GRE Tutors in New York City Reading Tutors in Washington DC Computer Science Tutors in Miami Algebra Tutors in New York City French Tutors in Chicago Math Tutors in Phoenix ACT Tutors in San Diego ACT Tutors in Seattle ACT Tutors in Los Angeles MCAT Tutors in Phoenix LSAT Tutors in Phoenix GRE Tutors in Los Angeles Reading Tutors in Atlanta ISEE Tutors in New York City GMAT Tutors in Chicago MCAT Tutors in Atlanta Spanish Tutors in Atlanta SSAT Tutors in Miami

This Website Shows You What Reading Is Like When You’re Dyslexic A website created last week is providing a fascinating look into what some forms of dyslexia look like, and the results are a must-see. The goal is for people without dyslexia to appreciate how hard it can be to read or do math for their peers who do. The website isn't an across-the-board view of what it's like to have dyslexia, but it's an eye-opening experience to see words and letters so distorted. “A friend who has dyslexia described to me how she experiences reading. Three Good Tools for Building Flipped Lessons That Include Assessment Tools In the right setting the flipped classroom model can work well for some teachers and students. I recently received an email from a reader who was looking for a recommendation for a tool would enable her to add an assessment aspect to her flipped lesson. Here are some tools that can accomplish that goal. eduCanon is a free service for creating, assigning, and tracking your students' progress on flipped lessons. eduCanon allows teachers to build flipped lessons using YouTube and Vimeo videos, create questions about the videos, then assign lessons to their students. Teachers can track the progress of their students within eduCanon. To create lessons start by identifying a topic and objective then searching YouTube and Vimeo from within the eduCanon site.

Good search engine created by librarians with an excellent direcgory of websites related to a variety of topics. by jen.antonucci Sep 11

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